Higher Lank Farm

Bodmin, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast

Nursery teas and grown-up suppers, plus a heated outdoor pool, fun farmyard play areas, swings in the orchard – this is family heaven


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 4


Families rejoice: this 500-year old, eco-run farmhouse is as child friendly as they come and has all the kit you need. Bring the whole gang (must include an under seven) for an action-packed stay.

Nursery teas begin at 5pm, grown-up suppers later and Lucy will cheerfully babysit while you slink off to the pub in between. Bedrooms have toys and large TVs, farm-themed playgrounds are safe and fun: baby animals to play with, eggs to collect, pony and trap rides, tractors, a sand barn, a police house and cream teas in the garden.

Wander down to the private woods to spot wildlife, or have a go at fishing the river Camel. Daily children’s swim sessions leave you to relax by the biomass-heated pool or take a dip in the jacuzzi.

Entrance to Higher Lank Farm

We think you'll love

  • Endless entertainment for kids of all ages
  • Large indoor playroom for rainy days
  • Collecting eggs for breakfast
Wisteria bedroom with ensuite bathroom at Higher Lank Farm

You should know

  • This is a working farm, not a swish hotel
  • You can only book with a child/children under seven - older siblings welcome too


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 5 nights in high season. Sleeps 14, 3 double beds and 8 children's single beds.
Supper £23. Nursery tea £7. Pub 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £125
Singles by arrangement.
3 Family rooms for 4
From £125


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The neighbourhood

A short drive away you'll find the Lappa Railway or the Eden Project for family days out. Just a few minutes from the Camel trail, walks to Padstow are doable – with plenty of child-friendly pubs and cafes to refuel in. Bodmin Moor is on the doorstep for hikes, runs or cycles. Don’t miss a night of stargazing.

Local points of interest from Lucy Finnemore

  • We are just a few minutes walk from the start of the Camel trail, you could walk to Padstow if you are feeling fit or hire a bike from the children friendly Snails Pace Cafe. Even a short stroll and back there for tea and cake-bliss!
  • Want a lazy day? You can now enjoy a swim and jacuzzi followed by coffee and cake in the sunshine on our farm. The a beautiful walk through our woodlands along the banks of the river Camel otter spotting or pond dipping.
  • We're a short walk from Bodmin moor, the stuff legends are made from. King Arthurs Hall, Delphi bridge, Roughtor, The cheese ring are all within easy reach and wonderful to explore with children too.
  • St Breward is home to the highest pub in Cornwall The Old Inn. Children friendly, but a great escape on babysitting nights for parents. There's a good varied menu with plenty of vegetarian choices, and a good Sunday carvery too.
  • Back on our farm there's so much to explore and discover with your children it's hard to know where to begin. Be a farmer working on a mini tractor, a policeman catching robbers to take to our custom made police station, or a digger driver in the sandpit!
  • Take advantage of our new biomass heated endless swimming pool, we are doing daily baby and childrens fun swim sessions and offering 1 to 1 coaching and teaching for children and adults too. Want to perfect your front crawl breathing? we can help!


Lucy Finnemore

Ex-teacher Lucy is a lovely, friendly and enthusiastic host, who obviously adores children. She’s been organising child-friendly holidays for more than 20 years – you're in safe hands here.